Aug 29, 2013; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Detroit Lions quarterback Kellen Moore (17) rolls out against the Buffalo Bills during the first half at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Trade Deadline: Kellen Moore Could Be On The Block


The NFL trade deadline is nowhere near as exciting as any of the other major sports. Some of this has to do with the salary cap.  The other factor that goes into making the NFL Trade deadline so boring is how early it happens in the season.

But this year could be different.

As teams adjust to the new concussion rules, quarterbacks are at a premium.  Fortunately, the Lions find themselves with three healthy quarterbacks.  Of course Matthew Stafford is untouchable, but the Lions should consider trading one of his back-ups if the price is right.

Kellen Moore sits as the Lions third quarterback week after week.  This despite a very strong preseason. There could be value on the trade market for a talented young quarterback ready to make his mark.

Of Detroit’s two back-ups Kellen Moore has the most upside and could garner a high price from a team in need of a signal caller.

The team that comes to mind is the St. Louis Rams. The Rams are in the playoff hunt but their franchise quarterback suffered a season ending knee injury last week. The Rams may be willing to part with a high draft pick to bring Kellen Moore to St. Louis and revive hopes of nabbing a wild card spot.

If a market does develop for Kellen Moore the Houston Texans may also be interested.  The Texans are having a disastrous season that has included a complete implosion the quarterback position.  It might make sense for the Texans to bring in a talented young signal caller to get seasoning ahead of next season.

It would be a great opportunity for Martin Mayhew to get value out of a player that will probably not play a down this season.

Tags: Detroit Lions NFL Trade Deadline

  • BeastieRunner

    I’d love to see him play for a team and get a start. He will be really good!

  • pubkrawler

    Winningest quarterback in college history! Give the guy a chance and won’t disappoint! He may not be a scrambler, but he doesn’t have to. He reads defenses like a computer!

  • Ben Moak

    As a diehard Boise State fan and now a Texas resident, I’d love to see Kellen come here and turn houston around!

  • Kelly Jossis

    would love to see kellen moore complete touchdown passes to austin pettis again – it was a sight to behold, back in the day, at BSU!

  • http://www.facebook.com/rob.easter1 Rob Easter

    Kellen is one of the smartest QBs in the NFL. He is quick on the read and could be a terrific savior. Plus he is a very nice person who would be a great citizen to influence his team mates. I would like to see him get a chance to show what he’s got. maybe he is slow of foot but he is shifty in the pocket and gets rid of the ball fast and throws to spots where the WR should be. Needs to have a very good O-Line to protect him. But he would win.

  • Sam Clemens

    If a team ever lets Moore on the field, he’ll be there until he retires.

  • Kenton Lewis

    Detroit will trade him for the best draft pick. Almost anyplace is better than Detroit.